Truck driver: Cat survives 400 miles clinging under semi

ST. PAUL, Minn.  — A long-haul semi-trailer driver from Minnesota thought he had lost his feline traveling companion for good when the cat jumped out of his truck at a rest stop in Ohio.

But it was a joyful reunion for Paul Robertson and his beloved Percy when he discovered the cat had been clinging to the undercarriage of his 18-wheeler for 400 miles through snow and rain.

Percy jumped out of a semi-trailer window while Robertson was sleeping at the rest stop.

After a long search, Robertson says he knew he had to leave Percy behind to meet a delivery deadline.

Robertson says when he finally reached Shoals, Indiana, he spotted what he thought was a stray cat near his truck.

As he got a closer look he was astonished to discover it was Percy.

Robertson says “it was a lovefest” after that.

Photo: Paul Preflash Gordon Robertson